After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”
We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication. Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.
The Queen Alexandra Hospital is located just on the hill slopes of Portsdown Hill overlooking Portsmouth. It is conveniently situated for both the M27 and A3M.
Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health. We are committed to the active involvement of family members, friends and carers during a hospital stay. Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health.
More information on visiting hospital for an appointment.
If you've had experience of using our services and would like to make a comment then please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). Your views are very important to us and we would like to hear where you think improvements are needed or where things have gone so well that you would like to share your thanks or gratitude with the staff involved. When things have not gone so well then you can be sure that we want to hear from you, so please get in touch with PALS.
During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff. All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do.
If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.
There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.
We welcome and value your feedback and use the views you share with us in a number of ways to learn and make improvements as well as sharing best practice. Feedback can be provided in a number of ways.
Last updated: 04 November 2019
Microbiology provides the following services:
- Diagnostic services for hospital clinical staff and general practitioners working in the community. This includes bacterial culture, identification, and susceptibility testing, Mycobacteriology, infectious disease serology, parasitology, mycology, and molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases.
- Support to consultants in communicable disease control and their colleagues in public health medicine.
- Local surveillance and special studies in infectious diseases.
- Provision of specialist tests for neighbouring NHS Trust laboratories.
- Investigation and support in community and national outbreaks of communicable disease.
UKAS ISO 15189:2012 accreditation.
Institute of Biomedical Science for Support Services for Registration and Specialist portfolio training.
Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 8:00pm.
Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holiday - 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Certain samples require sending to reference laboratory include tests that are not available at PHT Microbiology, due to resources or safety, confirmation of results obtained at PHT Microbiology and further identification of organism isolated from PHT Microbiology, and can detect antigen or antibody in patients serum, PCR in patients samples, specific concentrations in patients serum, and typing of organisms isolated from patients samples.
The main referral laboratories used are associated with Public Health England (PHE) and encompasses the majority of reference laboratories. These are:
Bacterial Reference Department (BRD)
Viral Reference Department (VRD)
National Mycobacterium Reference Service (NMRS)
Mycology Reference Laboratory (MRL)
Rare and Imported Pathogen Laboratory
Travel up to E level in lift area 7. When on E level head through the link corridor to the Pathology Centre. Once in the Pathology Centre, take the lift up to F level.
Located on F Level, The Pathology Centre, QA Hospital.
Tel: 02392 286201
Staff contact details:
Anthony Beddoes Operational Manager/Health & Safety Lead ext 7700 1728
Allyson Lloyd Operational Manager/Quality Lead ext 7700 1728
Dr Sarah Wyllie Clinical Lead for Microbiology ext 7700 1713